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by rads
Jul 7, 2022 7:33:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing

Please let us know if you need help sorting out any challenges or technical issues experienced while using this forum. Feel free to use this area for testing purposes. Unregistered guests are allowed to post in this "technical help" board if having trouble registering, or a registered member who has become locked out for technical reasons.

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by Bob
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Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 10 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

Sub-board: Rock Tumbling Tutorials

5,557 69,445 Calling all rotary tumblers! "Pro Tips" input is needed!
by stefan
Jul 7, 2022 6:45:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 6 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

3,834 52,539 Collected Alabama wood after shaping only and wet
by fernwood
Jul 7, 2022 6:49:22 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 3 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

Sub-board: Creating Cabochons Tutorials

11,695 157,536 Chasing rainbows
by realrockhound
Jul 6, 2022 19:44:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 2 Viewing

Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

Sub-board: Wire Wrapping Tutorials

4,973 62,636 Burro Creek Purple Wire Wrap
by drocknut
Jul 4, 2022 13:52:06 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

Sub-board: Metal Smithing Tutorials

1,009 14,212 Trio of pendants
by MsAli
Jul 6, 2022 18:22:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

Sub-board: Rock Carving Tutorials

354 4,943 Question about diamond burs for carving
by liveoak
Jul 4, 2022 15:38:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Special Creations (intarsia, glass, metal, etc.) - 1 Viewing

Show off your special projects, or finished pieces you created using alternative methods or materials, as you expand your creativity beyond simple lapidary

1,662 25,034 My wife's rocks
by MsAli
Jul 7, 2022 8:00:37 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones - 2 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

113 1,625 micro- faceting
by mohs
Jun 19, 2022 13:18:33 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

163 2,783 need help, first sphere
by DirtCleaner
May 30, 2022 8:41:51 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

700 5,299 The Beach - A River of Sand
by Mark
Jul 4, 2022 17:41:02 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 8 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

Sub-board: Other Articles and Tutorials

13,625 148,465 Using marine fiberglass resin
by Rockoonz
Jul 6, 2022 23:52:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 2 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,251 64,645 Vacation slabs
by stefan
Jul 7, 2022 8:10:37 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 5 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


2,078 25,281 KN Cabber 6 improvement
by liveoak
Jul 6, 2022 13:19:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Specimens and Themed Threads

Show us your rock specimens that are destined for a display case, or take part in our shared theme threads such as the very popular Thunderegg Thursdays, and Coprolite. Start one of your own and lets see if it grows.

3,553 43,626 COPROLITE
by oregon
Jul 6, 2022 19:18:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 1 Viewing

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,176 13,043 Petrified Wood
by rmf
Jul 5, 2022 21:27:56 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 3 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

3,116 25,940 Banded Quartz/Chalcedony?
by fernwood
Jul 7, 2022 8:52:49 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,940 136,717 Just as I found them. Hearts and stacking plates. ;)
by Gabriel_GER
Jul 5, 2022 12:14:15 GMT -5
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Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

794 27,318 *~WINNER!~* Cab Contest, May 2022 Theme: Soft Rocks
by rockjunquie
Jul 6, 2022 12:40:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 3 Viewing

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,841 33,819 Palm Springs
by dmbnbc1
Jul 6, 2022 23:08:11 GMT -5
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Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,364 11,269 UK suppliers
by nursetumbler
Jul 4, 2022 2:39:29 GMT -5
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Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

3,607 30,741 EAST COAST Norfolk Hampton Roads 8" Cab king w/ saw- polish
by rockjunquie
Jul 5, 2022 8:45:39 GMT -5
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Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

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by vegasjames
Jul 7, 2022 5:39:56 GMT -5


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